Damon Wilson

  • Pos Edge
  • Height 6-3.5
  • Weight 225

Prospect Info

  • High School Venice
  • City Venice, FL
  • Exp 2023 - ...

Georgia Bulldogs

  • Class FR

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

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  • Class 2023
  • Committed 12/21/2022
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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 12/17/2022

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Southeast Recruiting Analyst

Projection

Second Round

Comparison

Azeez Ojulari New York Giants

One of the best pure pass rushers in the class of 2023. Can not only win with his initial burst, but is also skilled at chopping, dipping and ripping his way around the corner. Measurements are a bit dated, but over 6-foot-3 and extremely chiseled in the upper half, which makes sense given weight room numbers (bench presses 450 pounds and back squats 570 pounds). Should eventually be able to carry 250 pounds or more. Extremely coordinated in almost everything he does and is able to keep his balance as he gets up and underneath opposing offensive linemen. Makes his money in obvious passing situations as that’s when he tends to deplete the batteries and bring all the juice. Totaled a school-record 15 sacks as a junior and nine more as a senior for a Venice program that made back-to-back trips to the state finals. Probably doesn’t get enough credit for his ability to anchor with his play strength, but can get washed away by double teams and shouldn’t be viewed as a true edge setter, at least at this stage in his development. Thrived working out of a three-point stance in a 4-3 front, but get-off and redirect capabilities suggest that he can play the JACK linebacker role in a 3-4 look. Has what it takes to emerge as an impact player for a College Football Playoff contender. Might not be the longest cat, but testing profile (4.5 in the short shuttle to go along with a broad jump over 10 feet) and high success rate when it comes to getting home likely to have NFL talent evaluators buzzing one day.

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  • Evaluated 05/19/2022 Andrew Ivins Southeast Recruiting Analyst Read

Athletic Background

Also competes for school's weightlifting team and owns numerous school records. Has benched pressed 370 pounds competing in the 238-pound weight class.
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2022: Star player for a Venice program that went 9-4 and made an appearance in the Sunshine State's new 4S title game despite missing nearly a month of practices due to Hurricane Ian. Racked up 89 tackles and 9 sacks. Also caught a TD pass while working at TE.
2021: Herald-Tribune Defensive Player of The Year. Totaled a school-record 15 sacks and a team-high 23 tackles for loss as Indians team that captured a Florida 8A state title. Also credited with 25 QBH, 3PBU, a FF and a pick six, which came in the championship game against Apopka.
2020: Worked on the edge for a Venice team that went 10-4 and made a deep run in the playoffs.
- Andrew Ivins

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  • Omari Phillips Brother

    Former blue-chip recruit and All-American Bowl participant that signed with Tennessee in the 2012 recruiting cycle.

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